March 13, 2012

Popeye Says So

Spinach is amazing. You know that, right? Especially since I posted a spinach muffin recipe for Tasty Tuesday!

Lately, every time I've been juicing, I add spinach to it for the health benefits of spinach. (And, honestly, I like the taste.)

We all know spinach is good for you - after all, Popeye says so!

Health benefits of spinach include:

Great source of iron! This is necessary to be energetic!

Keeps your brain young! Studies have shown that it helps against age-related decline of the brain.

Contains anti-inflammatory properties. Helps with arthritis, inflammation, etc.

Great source of many vitamins! K, C, B, E, zinc, omega 3-acids. High blood pressure is maintained.

Has many flavonoids that act as anti-oxidants. Protects your body! Flavonoids slows down cancer cells.

Many anti-oxidants. Protects eyes from eye-degenerate diseases and cataracts.

Contains fiber. Helps digestion, curbs over-eating, keeps you filler longer

12 comments:

  1. I just packed a big spinach salad for lunch. Looks like we're on the same page!

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  2. Okay, I need to eat more spinach!! Whenever I make fruit smoothies, I always add a handful of it to smoothies, but that's about the only way I eat it. I might need to take a look at that recipe you posted! lol

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  3. I need to incorporate more spinach into my diet for sure! I have been drinking a little of the Boathouse Brand Green Goodness which has lots of veggies and some fruits in it in the mornings!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  4. I'm not sure yet on how I feel about Spinach muffins, but we do eat a lot of baby spinach salads at the casa:)

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  5. Can you taste the spinach in the "green smoothies"?? I'm so hesitate to try them!

    -Katie
    Building a House of Love

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  6. Can you taste the spinach in the "green smoothies"?? I'm hesitate to try them!

    -Katie
    Building a House of Love

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  7. I love spinach! I will have to check out the spinach muffins!

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  8. i love love spinach, i need to eat it more!

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  9. the spinach muffins sound awesome to me. i love unique breads and treats like that.
    i can eat a whole bag of spinach. it's so good! :)
    thanks for sharing <3
    xoxoxo
    maria

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  10. Spinach is pretty tasty! :) I was wondering the same thing, does the spinach overpower the taste in a smoothie?

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  11. Cami,
    Nel LOVED spinach when she was a baby. She would eat it all the time. It amazed me and my husband. Now today, she is working on her Ph.D. I guess that spinich really paid off. hehe
    Loved this post today.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  12. I make smoothies in the blender with spinach, banana, some type of green juice (there are lots of different brands), and frozen peaches. YUM YUM YUM YUM YUM! :-)

    I was talking with a 2nd grader this morning and he had never heard of Popeye. Oh my goodness - I couldn't believe it!
    ~Leah

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